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Lotus Leadership Award to be conferred on Dr Ranjana Kumari

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Fifth Annual Lotus Leadersip Awards will honour the work of Dr Ranjana Kumari, the Director of Centre for Social Research (CSR), a non-profit organization in dedicated to empowering women and girls and promoting women's fundamental rights.

Dr Kumari, a long-time champion for women's causes, has worked tirelessly to promote women's political participation, combat domestic violence, and advocate for gender equality as a leader on the forefront of the women's movement in

The Lotus Leadership Awards, instituted by The Foundation, New York recognize outstanding individuals who have made major contributions to the well-being of women and their communities in The awards will be given away on June 3 in New York.

"I am happy to receive this Award. Such awards inspire you to do more for women's equal rights. They also serve as a reminder that more work needs to be done towards reducing crime and discrimination against women," said Dr Kumari.

The Foundation will also honour Sheryl WuDunn, Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist and co-author of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, a New York Times best-seller about the struggles women face, particularly in developing countries.

First Published: Mon, May 18 2015. 18:57 IST